Top 6 Tinted Sunscreens That Have It All
Our favorite natural sunscreens that combine the perks of makeup & protection from the sun.
We all know why sunscreen is essential, as we are regularly reminded about the dangers of sun exposure. Over the last few years, health conscious consumers and wrinkle adverse clients seeking streamlined beauty products prompted the merger of sunscreen and makeup. The result was tinted sunscreen, now every woman’s best friend.
All six of these sunscreens feature zinc oxide, a mineral which has the best UV absorption profile.
BWB shares its favorite natural sunscreens that combine the perks of makeup, glowing skin, and protection from the sun. There are many studies that debate the safety of chemical sunscreens and, in our opinion, natural blockers like zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are the healthiest and safest choices. You will notice that all six of these sunscreens feature zinc oxide, a mineral which has the best UV absorption profile. They are also committed to ingredients that support healthy, balanced skin. Finally, all of these sunscreens incorporate tints in various shades that enhance the appearance of the skin, delivering a genuine all-in-one product.
It is so light in application you barely feel it on your skin, yet it still provides great protection.
True Botanicals Pacific Everyday Sheer Coverage SPF 20
Toxic free and loaded with impactful ingredients that ensure beautiful skin. Non-nano zinc oxide reflects the UV A & UV B rays, while the pearl powder brightens your skin’s complexion. Its broccoli seed and cherry kernel oils are packed with anti-oxidants, while its coffee fruit extract improves circulation. This product is available in a light and medium shade which suit most skin types. It is so light in application you barely feel it on your skin, yet it still provides great protection. I am so impressed with how my skin looks and feels when I use this that I even wear it as my foundation when going out at night!
Suntegrity’s 5 in 1 Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen Tinted SPF 30
It is just one of the amazing products this holistic, mineral sun care line provides. The tinted sunscreen features non-nano zinc oxide alongside organic ingredients like aloe, cucumber fruit, red algae extracts, pomegranate seed oil and hyaluronic acid. This is great for all skin types and comes in four shades. They also have body products and beautiful lipsticks with a SPF 30. I tried this at the pool and reapplied it throughout the day without my skin ever feeling oily or looking cakey!
Juice Beauty tinted mineral moisturizer is an ideal staple for low maintenance, beauty inspired sun protection.
Juice Beauty SPF 30 Tinted Mineral Moisturizer
This product stands by its name by including organic juices in the products. White grape juice will give your skin the benefits of resveratrol, while apple juice will provide alpha-hydroxy acids, anti-oxidants, phenols and flavonoids. At the same time, zinc oxide protects the skin from the sun. The product has a lovely clean citrus aroma, and its formula absorbs easily, leaving the perfect sheer coverage. This is an ideal staple for low maintenance, beauty inspired sun protection. Add a cheek tint and some lip gloss and you are good to go.
Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20
An incredible all in one product, providing the properties of a moisturizer, foundation, sunscreen, and concealer. All of Omorovicza’s products start with Hungarian Thermal Water and they only get better from there. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide block UV A & UV B rays, and apple fruit extract, triglycerides, hyaluronic acid, and apricot kernel oil feed your skin. This cream comes in two shades and is weightless, leaving your skin dew-kissed and looking beautiful. In my opinion, this is the epitome of what a summer foundation should be.
SkinCeuticals addresses not only the importance of sun protection, but also provides an ideal primer for make-up applications.
SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defense Sunscreen SPF 50
It addresses not only the importance of sun protection, but also provides an ideal primer for make-up applications. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide provide the SPF protection while the addition of plankton extract boosts the skin’s immunity. The universal tint smoothens the skin’s appearance with a matte finish, making it the perfect base for any beauty routine. SkinCeuticals also make a Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50, which has great coverage and is a must for anyone spending a lot of time outdoors!
Badger SPF 25 Rose Tinted Face Sunscreen
Ideal for families. The subtle tint is just enough to erase the white residue of the non-nano zinc oxide, which effortlessly absorbs into the skin. Rose flower oil and chamomile are soothing, making this great for sensitive skin, while its elderberry, sea buckthorn, and pomegranate supply anti-oxidants. I love how universal this is. Men tend to have trouble with sunscreens getting trapped in their beards. The tint consistency of this product prevents that.
These tinted sunscreens prove that you can have it all. We can safely protect ourselves from the sun while feeding our skin anti-oxidants and benefiting from beautiful tints that make our skin glow, hide imperfections and even replace some foundations. There are no more excuses to not wear sunscreen every day!
Vanessa Baumann has been a licensed, medical aesthetician in New York for over twenty-three years, working with some of Manhattan’s top plastic surgeons. Choosing to change gears and express herself through her love of writing, she is now a freelance writer and beauty editor. Vanessa also may be found on Facebook and Instagram, sharing her knowledge of skincare products, advice, and the quest for glowing skin.